Chilean government receives two bids for US$100 million road concession

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The Directorate-General of Concessions, part of the government of Chile's Ministry of Public Works, has announced that it has received two technical offers for the Route G-21 concession. 

The project, which has an estimated total investment of 2,308,000 UF (US$97 million), involves the upgrading of the existing road between Avenida Las Condes Avenue and Corral Quemado, located in Lo Barnechea, Santiago Province, and the construction of a new three-lane road between Corral Quemado and the intersection with Route G-251, which leads to Farellones, to form a new highway, Route G-21.

It also includes the rehabilitation of 1.1 km of existing pavement and the construction of two bridges on Route G-245 towards Los Bronces Mine, 29 bus stops and an emergency assistance area, among other facilities. Construction works are expected to start in 2021 and extend for a period of four to six years.

A section of Route G-21 will be tolled. The fare will be defined by the winning economic offer.

The bidding teams are: a consortium of Besalco (based in Chile) and Mota-Engil (Portugal), and a consortium comprised of Chilean companies Icafal and Conpax.

The Directorate will now review the technical offers and if they comply with the formal requirements, open the corresponding economic proposals on 16 November.

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